Costs and Sectors : Fuel

Top Fuel Saving Tips

Fuel Cards

There is a huge network of providers and not only do they offer potential cost saving, but also simple payment solutions.

Buying a new car

Cars are now much more fuel-efficient and you have a choice of different engine types: petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric.

Company cars

In the UK, company cars are taxed both on value and emissions, so look for a low-emission model to save on costs. Tax band information is provided by the HMRC.

Use loyalty schemes

Supermarkets often run petrol promotions. As they’re usually cheap for fuel anyway, utilising these schemes means you can save.

Consider LPG

LPG is a highly efficient fuel, so you get a good return on every unit of energy. Not only can it be used for vehicles, but also modern condensing boilers.

Use a petrol cashback credit card

Cashback credit cards pay you back each time you spend on the card.

Switch off your engine

Many newer cars automatically turn off when stationary in neutral. If yours doesn’t, turn off your engine when you’ve stopped.

Higher gear

Driving at lower revs reduces fuel consumption so change up a gear at around 2,000 RPM.

Slow down

Your fuel costs will increase the faster you drive so keep speeds reasonable.

Tyre pressures

Under-inflated tyres increase your fuel consumption and can be dangerous on the road so check them regularly and before long journeys.